“The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveils its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. Remarks by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet and artists Wiley and Sherald.”
Via National Portrait Gallery:
On Connecticut Ave.
From a press release:
“Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” this Friday, February 9 at Dupont Underground. The restored space that lies beneath Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind immersive theater where the decisions from the actors – and the guests – impact every aspect the show. “Cabaret Rising” ticket holders will experience a 360-degree sensory explosion of interacting with theatrical story lines while being immersed in a historic underground space. They will also have access to food and beverage specials at neighboring Dupont restaurants, Urbana and Firefly.
Dupont Circle: The Safe Haven
“Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” transports guests into a world where survivors are part of ‘The Resistance’ movement. They have retreated to the only remaining safe haven: Dupont Underground. (more…)
Not sure what happened to third one. Closeups after the jump. (more…)
Also spotted in Shaw.
Decoy? Spotted in Shaw a couple weeks back.
Kate Raudenbush, Future’s Past (detail), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist; Hybycozo, Golden Spike. Image courtesy of the artist; Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Ursa Major (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist; Laura Kimpton, XOXO, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
From a press release:
“Artworks from the legendary desert event known as Burning Man will activate the streets and parks of Washington, DC’s central business district for the first time, through a collaboration between the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, presents six public art installations by noted Burning Man artists. The unique partnership marks the first time the Renwick Gallery will expand beyond its walls into the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. (more…)
From an email:
“The artists at the newly-opened KLAGSBRUN STUDIOS in Georgetown are going a step further in celebration of the season of light!
RADIANT RAINBOW RACER , a 20 foot-tall animated light sculpture has been installed at 1662 33rd Street and is delighting passers-by every night this month and into January. Although not included on the list of 9 official Georgetown GLOW sculptures, the artists of the Tuesday Night Group decided to create a sculpture that expresses the joy of drawing the human figure, something that they have done every Tuesday night for 33 years. (more…)
Well worth a visit. World Press Photo Exhibition 2017:
“The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year’s best visual journalism and is seen by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. Lightscape is bringing the Exhibition to Washington DC, home of the people and institutions that drive thinking and decision-making on the issues behind the photographs. We are working with leading universities, think-tanks, embassies, international-, media- and civil society organizations to tell the stories behind the photos.
The images cover a broad range of topics and explore refugees/migration, conflicts in the Middle-East, climate change, race and policing, gender identity, and the human impact of the Zika virus, but also the US Rio Olympic team, National Geographic images of pandas, Usain Bolt’s golden smile, Chinese gymnasts and a Spanish cultural festival. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.
The venue is the Dupont Underground, the abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle. This massive space will house 22 projectors casting 13′ images of the year’s most important stories, a wall of large prints of WPP prize-winning photographs and a retrospective of 60 years of Photos of the Year. There will be side-exhibitions from NPR, the International Women’s Media Foundation and 2x WPP, Pulitzer and Anja Niedringhaus awardee Stephanie Sinclair.
The goal is simple: to use photojournalism to humanize complex issues, to bring people together to discuss and to learn, to support informed debate about the issues facing our communities, countries and the world around us.”